27 days in Mexico & Guatemala Itinerary

27 days in Mexico & Guatemala Itinerary

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27 days in Mexico & Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h 30​min
3
Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Tulum, Mexico
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cozumel, Mexico
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  7​h
7
Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5​h 30​min
8
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

4
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Popular historic sites such as Museo del Templo Mayor and Zocalo are in your itinerary. National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and Frida Kahlo Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center (Centro Historico), and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City travel planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Mexico City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Mexico City is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in May: highs in Mexico City hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

3
nights
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Escape the urban bustle at Chileno Beach and Medano Beach. Head to Caboholic Store & Activity Center and Feinstein Jewelryfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa del Amor, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke, and stop by Eclectic Array.

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Do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in June, expect Cabo San Lucas to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Church of Saint Luke ©
Church of Saint Luke

2
nights
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the ancient world of El Castillo, explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, and then contemplate the long history of Convent de San Bernardino de Siena. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Casa de los Venados and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza travel app .

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to Chichen Itza in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Chichen Itza, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Chichen Itza can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valladolid
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Casa de los Venados ©
Casa de los Venados

5
nights
Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Visit Ruins of Tulum and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá for their historical value. Visiting Playa Paraiso and Grand Cenote will get you outdoors. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Mon) at Xel-Ha. There's lots more to do: stroll through Akumal Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, and look for gifts at La Llorona.

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You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chichen Itza in June; daily highs in Tulum reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

3
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Head to La Isla Shopping Village and Plaza Las Americasfor some retail therapy. Visiting Playa Delfines and Swim with Dolphins will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Cancun to Isla Mujeres to see Playa Norte about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Tortugas, get a taste of the local shopping with Kukulcan Plaza, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cancun road trip site .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Cancun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa Norte, Kukulcan Plaza
Highlights from your plan
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Swim with Dolphins

4
nights
Cozumel, Mexico

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Palancar. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and have some family-friendly fun at Clear Lounge Cozumel.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

3
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, stop by La Casa del Algodon, contemplate the long history of Casa Popenoe, then contemplate the long history of Church of San Francisco, and finally stop by Casa de Artes. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, look for gifts at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, then stop by Los Colores de la Tierra, and finally get engrossed in the history at Casa del Jade.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Antigua trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Cozumel to Antigua takes 7 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Antigua due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cozumel in June: high temperatures in Antigua hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

1
night
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Tikal.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tikal National Park trip site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Antigua to Tikal National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tikal ©
Tikal

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